Latest Homicide News

Indictment: man shot into packed car, killed 1 of 8 in car

Aug. 6, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An 18-year-old New Orleans man was indicted Thursday on charges accusing him of shooting into a car packed with eight people, killing one and wounding five. Dijon Dixon is charged second-degree murder in the death of of 17-year-old Cornelius Smith, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said...

In this booking photo made available Thursday, June 18, 2020 by the Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff's Office, shows Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe. Rolfe, who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his direction, was charged with felony murder and 10 other charges. Rolfe was fired after the shooting. (Fulton County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Ex-officer's lawyers say trip didn't break bond conditions

Aug. 6, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks should not have his bond revoked for traveling to Florida because he was never ordered to stay at his home, his lawyers argued in a court filing Thursday. Garrett Rolfe, 27, faces 11 charges, including felony murder, in...

Army secretary: Fort Hood has high rates of murder, assault

Aug. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault and harassment in the Army, Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Thursday during a visit to the Texas base. “We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understand them so we can make those...

Sheriff: Suspect in shooting fell off cliff into quarry

Aug. 6, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man wanted in the shooting of a woman and a 7-year-old girl was captured after he fell 50 feet off a cliff and into a quarry, a sheriff's office said Thursday. Deputies responding to a call late Wednesday found the 33-year-old woman lying on the kitchen floor of a...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Sen. Linda Collins, R-Pocahontas, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of Collins. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Arkansas woman pleads guilty to killing former lawmaker

Aug. 6, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman pleaded guilty Thursday to killing a former state lawmaker who was found dead from multiple stab wounds outside her home last year. Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse in the death of former Arkansas state Sen. Linda...

Father of officer's killer convicted of witness intimidation

Aug. 6, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

NEW KENSINGTON, PA. (AP) — The father of a man convicted in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania police officer has been found guilty of intimidating a potential witness in his son's trial. A Westmore­land County jury convicted Gregory Baucum, 49, on two misdemeanor counts Wednesday but...

Fort Dodge woman fatally shot; police arrest husband

Aug. 6, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Fort Dodge woman has been shot to death at her home, and police have arrested her husband in the shooting after an overnight search for him. officials said. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday, when officers were called to a Fort Dodge home for reports of a shooting....

Father charged in crash that killed daughter

Aug. 6, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man involved in a crash that killed his daughter has been charged with murder and driving under the influence, authorities said. Christopher M. McCoy, 32, of Glasgow was arrested this week in connection with the May crash that killed the girl, who was a passenger in the...

2 arrested in connection with Worcester homicide

Aug. 6, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Two people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting earlier this week of a Boston man in Worcester, police say. Amber Gravel, 27, and Jacob Grice, 35, both of Worcester, are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in the shooting that occurred at about 5:30 a.m. Monday,...

Suspect surrenders in double murder outside Connecticut bar

Aug. 6, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect in a double murder outside a Connecticut bar surrendered to authorities Thursday after the U.S. Marshals Service announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Russell Smith, of Windsor, turned himself in to the marshals and the Bloomfield Police...